What does -ception mean?
like in words such as conception, inception. does that root or w.e its called in grammer have its own meaning.
- RedMatterLv 68 years agoFavorite Answer
The root word CEPT comes from the Latin cepi, and ceptus which mean TAKE & RECEIVE.
Here are some examples of its usage:
Accept : ac CEPT (ak sept’) v.
To receive; to agree to
Deception : de CEP tion (de sep’ shun) n.
A taking by fraud; deceit
Exception : ex CEP tion (de sep’ shun) n.
A taking by fraud; deceit
Intercept : inter CEPT (int er sept’) v.
To take aside before arrival; to hinder
Conception : con CEP tion (kon sep’ shun) n.
The process of forming ideas
Receptacle : re CEPT acle (re sep’ ta k’l) n.
That which receives and holds; a small container
Susceptible : sus CEPT ible (sus sep’ ti b’l)adj.
Impressionable; as, susceptible to beauty
Perceptive : per CEPT ive (per sep’ tiv) adj.
Having the faculty of perception; discerning
Precept : pre CEPT (pree’ sept) n.
A maxim; a principle by which one lives
Ception is the root word CEPT plus a very popular suffix ION.
There is no special meaning for that combination.
Hope that helps.
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- 8 years ago
a title or explanation for a picture or illustration, especially in a magazine.
a heading or title, as of a chapter, article, or page.
Movies, Television . the title of a scene, the text of a speech, etc., superimposed on the film and projected onto the screen.
Law . the heading of a legal document stating the time, place, etc., of execution or performance.
verb (used with object)
to supply a caption or captions for; entitle: to caption a photograph.
We're extending last week's caption contest for another week.
The caption is an extremely important piece of the entry.
The birds are indeed cormorants and the caption has been updated.
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- SarahLv 44 years ago
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These words, all nouns, come from the past participles of verbs based on "capio"--"to take;" or "to catch." So the ultimate root is "capi." When a prefix is placed before "capio," the a becomes an i, so the verbs from which those nouns come are "excipio," "incipio," etc. However, in the perfect tenses, the a of "capio" and the i of all its compounds both become e, which also occurs in the past participles of all the compound forms. So although the past participle of "capio" is "captus," the past participle of "excipio" is "exceptus." From there, you can see how the nouns you listed were formed. You can make a similar noun of any Latin verb by changing the -us of its past participle to -io.
- Doctor PLv 78 years ago
From Middle English conceptioun, from Old French conception, from Latin conceptio (“a comprehending, a collection, composition, an expression, also a becoming pregnant”), from concipere, past participle conceptus (“conceive”)
From Latin inception-, stem of inceptio, from inceptus, past participle of incipere (to begin).Source(s): http://en.wiktionary.org/
- DianeLv 44 years ago
Inception comes from latin "inceptio" (beginning). The related verb is "intercipere" (to cut off) deception - from "deceptio" (deceit). The related verb is "decipere" (to deceive) perception - from "perceptio" (understanding, idea). The verb is "percipere" (to perceive) interception - from "interceptio" (taking away). The verb is "intercipere" (to cut off). So, the common root indeed seems to be "capio, capere, cepi captus" (to take hold, seize)